As expected American Cleopatra, full sister to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, was sent off as the 8-5 favorite in the field of 7 off her debut win on July 31.
Entering the stretch the pacesetters tired, as 19-4 fourth choice Bowies Hero, 7th early, came out 4 wide for room and took over the lead through 7/8 in .49.Kept to task by Rafael Bejarano, Bowies Hero held off late-running favorite Big Score by a length in .40.Sutherland was born in Winnipeg but grew up in Toronto where her father Hugh owned and trained standardbreds.Chantal rode horses in equestrian events as a teenager and only took up riding thoroughbreds after gaining a degree from York University.I asked him for more and he gave it to me." Trainer Phil D'Amato added, "I thought there would be a lot of speed in the race and I told Raf to ride him like he was the best horse.
He trains like an old horse and does everything right, so I had a lot of confidence.He is the regular jockey for one of the top-rated horses in North America, Shared Belief, on which he has won several Grade 1 events in California in 2014 & 2015.In 2014 Mike Smith signed with Bet America to be their star of their 2015 TV advertising campaign. The previews were enticing, very stylized and edgy.I felt that a tuned in, horse-loving hipster such as myself should watch it.But the show was not really about educating viewers.